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Harriet Tubman's gravesite erected...



Item # 662651

July 25, 1937

THE NEW YORK TIMES, July 25, 1937

* Harriet Tubman - African American abolitionist
* Gravesite gravestone marker erection
* Auburn, Cayuga County, New York


Page 4 of section 2 has a small one column heading: "Mark Ex-Slave's Grave" with subhead: "Women at Auburn Honor 'Aunt Harriet' of 'Underground Railroad'" (see) First report coverage on the erection of the gravestone marker by the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs for Harriet Tubman at Auburn, New York. I suspect this is one of the few publications to report this particular event as other titles in our inventory do not, given the small and discrete report here.
Other news, sports and advertisements of the day. Complete in a 70+ page Sunday edition, rag edition in very nice condition.

wikipedia notes: The gravestone marker is approximately three feet tall, and was erected in 1937 by the Empire State Federation of Women's Clubs. It is carved with the name "Harriet Tubman Davis (1820–1913)" on the front. On the back is an inscription commemorating Tubman's work with the Underground Railroad and her role as scout and nurse during the Civil War. The religious faith that marked all her activities is noted with the inscription "Servant of God, Well Done." The gravesite is located on Fort Hill Cemetery's "West Lawn C", beneath a large tree, with two small bushes on each side of her headstone.

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